This gorgeous estate jewel, crafted to the design of its former owner, is in the Art Deco manner. The spectacularly detailed pendant, patterned on all sides, measures about 1 ¼ inches tall, more than half an inch wide and 1/8 of an inch thick. Given its scale, it's quite heavy, containing lots of white gold plus three sizeable blue topaz stones of lovely cut and color.
These stones were taken from an antique ring, so their color is natural, which may be as significant for safety as value. Nearly all blue topaz sold now and in recent years has been treated -- often by radiation, not merely intense heat. (So-called “Swiss Blue” and "London Blue" are really clear or brownish stones that get their Windex or denim hues entirely by artificial means, including multiple nuclear bombardments.)
To complete the necklace, the former owner chose this very elegant 18-inch gold snake chain hallmarked 14k Italy, which has a sleek lobster clasp and is worth hundreds of dollars in its own right.
Making this an even more appealing gift choice, every inch of the necklace is like new. It can't have been worn much. Also pristine is its fabric-lined presentation box from Silverman's. Established in 1934 as a supplier of fine jewelry to retail and wholesale markets, Silverman's later entered the retail field and had 30 showrooms in 10 states when the company was sold in 1999. Because of their expertise in jewelry fabrication, they were known for excellent custom work, all produced in the original El Paso factory. Their one-of-a-kind designs are of course especially collectible. Most are wedding rings, so this pendant is rare. Its next owner can be confident that nobody else has one like it. Exact dating of the pendant and chain aren't known, so we're just calling this "period" rather than vintage.
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